Scouts and shelterbox
When we deliver humanitarian aid we do so with the support of many other organizations. We encourage communities we help following disasters to take an active part in our work and that is precisely how our cooperation with the Scout Movement began.
In the aftermath of disasters, and despite what they may have been through themselves, Scouts cooperate with ShelterBox using skills learned in Scouting to assist their own communities.
This has been an inspiration for us at ShelterBox who have worked closely with the Scouts since 2009 both abroad and in the UK where we’ve created activities that challenge young people to learn more about disasters and disaster relief.
The first ShelterBox Scavenger Hunt took place in London in 2009 with 25 teams. Since then the event has taken place in a number of locations, most notably Liverpool, and seen thousands of teams and young people take part.
The objectives of the Scavenger Hunt are to challenge young people to learn more about disasters and disaster relief work, explore their local cities’ famous landmarks, and increase awareness about the work of ShelterBox.
If you’re interested in running your own or joining an event that already exists please register your details and we will be in touch with ideas and resources.
North west scavenger hunt
The sixth North West ShelterBox Scavenger Hunt was held in Liverpool City Centre on Sunday 5 May 2019.
Over 450 Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts took part in the event, raising the public awareness of ShelterBox by carrying the iconic green boxes around the city, taking part in a variety of challenges along the way.
The North West Scavenger Hunt started in 2013 and attracts over 500 people annually. Blessed with good weather and incredible organizers they offer three amazing activity bases, each based on a theme that changes annually, and around 60 questions for the teams to answer during the day.
With support from their local council, emergency services, Scout Association and many volunteers the event has raised over £18,000 and hopes to raise much more over the coming years.